HGWTY moves one year closer to the current day than we’ve ever been before, as the dial stopped spinning at 2014.
A reminder of the premise of the thread
Rate the music of the year out of ten, based on the albums, singles, gigs, whatever that stand out for you that year. Non-musical nostalgia is welcome in the thread but that’s beside the point of the poll.
Everyone may nominate one album and one song from the year which will then be collated into side-polls on the final day of the thread (in one week) - please make it clear when you post a nomination for the poll, e.g
Radiohead - OK Computer
The Beta Band - Dry The Rain
Love - Forever Changes
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning
In case you’ve forgotten, 2014 was the year Russia invaded Crimea and annexed it from Ukraine, Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean, Scotland voted marginally to remain part of the UK and Luis Suarez was banned for biting an opponent at the World Cup in Brazil.
We said goodbye to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, Robin Williams, Peaches Geldof, Rik Mayall, Maya Angelou, Lauren Bacall and Richard Attenborough.
How good was the music?
Poll will be open until evening of Tuesday 1st March, album and song polls will go up evening of Sunday 27th based on your nominations to that point.
Don’t post or vote in these threads, but 2014 was amazing for music.
Liars, Sharon Van Etten, Silver Mt Zion, Cleft, Eagulls, Hamilton Leithauser, Angel Olson, Sun Kil Moon, Let’s Wrestle, Mogwai, Warpaint, Inventions, East India Youth, Gilla Band, Adult Jazz, Twilight Sad, Kiasmos, Alex G, Alvvays, Joanna Gruesome, Ought and a whole load more.
Incredible festival lineup, a lot of it courtesy of that ATP festival going over
It really was. Got an absolutely stinking cold from Angel Olsen/Grouper at BARTS on the Sunday. Fucking hell forgot The Twilight Sad set had in my head that was 2013 christ what a weekend, John Talabot, Jamie xx and Rodiah MacDonald at the Teatre Principal on the Wednesday was a great vibe got absolutely hammered.
Looking back through my calendar for 2014 seems a bit ridiculous I had Wild Beasts at the Albert Hall and then the next night DARKSIDE at the Ritz. Prince at the MEN and the day after Neutral Milk Hotel at Albert Hall. What the fuck was going on.
I’d only dipped into Liars a bit at this point but really loved Mess and went out and bought it. Only a couple of months later did I think to check their tour dates and discovered I’d just missed them in Dublin. ffsssss.
Meant to check this album out at the time because I liked the album title but never got round to it. Only heard it a year or two ago and it wasn’t at all what I thought they sounded like (I’d assumed a more orchestral Godspeed or something). Love it.